President Joe Biden signed an infrastructure bill on Monday that contained $65 billion for broadband.

Why critics claim Biden directly funded Hamas’ attack on Israel

Critics are pointing to a prisoner swap that was set to release $6 billion in frozen Iranian funds.

On Oct 9, 2023 by Katherine Huggins

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How police persecute the LGBTQ community—and how big tech can help its most vulnerable users

'They're forcing their way to them manually, very easily.'

On Apr 13, 2022 by Viola Stefanello

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Chris Evans’ nonpartisan website reamed for upcoming series on the Middle East

The site is launching a series on the Middle East that doesn't have any MENA panelists.

On Aug 16, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski

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Meet the influencers pushing for women’s rights in the Middle East

'If we don’t know something exists, we can’t even wish for it.'

On Sep 5, 2019 by Caitlin Davis

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This selfie with Miss Iraq, Miss Israel sparks international incident

The two posed together to promote peace. Instead, it caused an uproar.

On Dec 16, 2017 by Tess Cagle

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J.K. Rowling just hit Trump with the sickest burn of his presidency

Trump's inflammatory comments solved the Middle East.

On Aug 17, 2017 by David Covucci

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UAE reportedly behind fake news that sparked diplomatic crisis with Qatar

The UAE has strongly denied reports that claim its involvement.

On Jul 17, 2017 by Phillip Tracy

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Trump heads to Israel to promote lasting ‘peach’

At least they'll never go hungry?

On May 22, 2017 by David Covucci

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Trans activist exposes violent Arabic threats on Twitter

A Kuwaiti man shows how intense the anti-LGBT climate is across the Middle East.

On Jul 29, 2016 by Mary Emily O'Hara

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Arabic hashtag shows global solidarity on Transgender Day of Visibility

Yes, there are trans people in the Middle East.

On Mar 31, 2016 by Mary Emily O'Hara

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Why ISIS is winning the online propaganda war

If the U.S. and its allies want to beat ISIS on the Internet, they have a long way to go.

On Mar 29, 2016 by Eric Geller

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Donald Trump is right—getting rid of Saddam Hussein didn’t fix the Middle East

Believe it or not, Trump has a point about Iraq.

On Oct 6, 2015 by Gillian Branstetter

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The problems with an Egyptian billionaire’s plan to buy refugees an island

An Egyptian telecom tycoon wants to buy an Island for Europe's desperate refugee migrants.

On Sep 4, 2015 by Dell Cameron

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Saudi Arabia cracks the door open to equality by letting women vote

Saudi women still lack many basic rights, but they just gained two more.

On Aug 20, 2015 by Mary Emily O'Hara

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This dating app is the Middle East’s answer to Tinder

Matchmallows wants to help alleviate the pressure of online dating.

On Aug 13, 2015 by Marisa Kabas